Category: Science & Technology

Race to name Canada's national bird takes flight

Categories: Canada, Community, Science & Technology

si_bird.jpgThe National Bird Project has one (main) mission: to designate an official bird for Canada by 2017. But which of our more than 450 species should be given such an honour?

How Chris Hadfield would handle an ISS emergency

Categories: Community, Science & Technology, World

hadfield-red-shirt-220.jpgA likely false alarm aboard the International Space Station forced its crew to shut themselves in the Russian segment as a precaution, and former station commander Chris Hadfield took to Twitter to explain how astronauts train for such emergencies

Facebook privacy hoax dupes users into sharing bogus 'copyright' notice with friends

Categories: Community, Science & Technology

Reports of Facebook users sharing a meaningless block of text about "coyright protection" are swirling the web in full force right now, indicating that a viral hoax from 2012 has resurfaced -- likely in your own newsfeed.
si_interview.jpgSony Pictures is releasing its controversial movie The Interview in cinemas after all on Christmas Day -- likely in fewer than 100 indie theatres. 

Composting the dead a contemporary response to death, say many CBC readers

Categories: Canada, Community, Health, Politics, Science & Technology, Transparency, World

si_compost.jpgKatrina Spade said human composting uses the same process as animal composting, in which deceased cows, horses and other animals are buried under wood mulch, sawdust and wood chips

Twitter's top Canadian moments include shooting tragedies, hockey gold

Categories: Canada, Community, Science & Technology

CrosbyTwitter unveiled today the Canadian events that were most talked about on the social media site this year, including some of Canada's darkest and brightest moments of 2014.

Is 75 a good age to die? A top doctor says yes

Categories: Canada, Health, Politics, Science & Technology, Transparency

Age ain't nothing but a number? Not according to renowned doctor Ezekiel Emanuel who argues 75 is good age to die

Should paid menstrual leave be an option in Canada? CBC readers weigh in

Categories: Canada, Community, Health, Politics, Science & Technology, Transparency, World

si_tummy.jpgThe idea women should be paid menstrual leave has resurfaced after a British gynecologist suggested it could boost productivity.

'Free-to-play' games can have real costs, in money and privacy

Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community, Science & Technology

dragons-220.jpgFree-to-play games are among the most popular -- and most lucrative -- games available for mobile devices. One such freemium game won a coveted Canadian Video Game Award last week. 

But privacy experts say there are things you should know about free-to-play games to protect your credit card balance and your online privacy.

'Yik Yak' is the latest anonymous messaging app to cause trouble among teens

Categories: Community, Science & Technology

si_yikyak.jpgLast week, two separate high schools in California were put on lockdown -- one of them for three days -- following bomb threats that were made through an anonymous online messaging app called Yik Yak.